Two of our members received recognition in the Portland Press Herald as a woman-owned business, who mean business (excerpts taken from the newspaper article):
Roxane Cole, who owns Falmouth-based Roxane Cole Commercial Real Estate LLC, is one of the many sole proprietorships that make up the majority of small businesses in Maine.

Founded in 2010 by Roxane Cole, the one-woman firm represents clients who are looking to buy, sell or lease commercial property.

Roxane has been a commercial real estate broker for over 30 years. Before starting her own firm, she was co-owner of a leading Portland commercial brokerage where she was a broker for 23 years.

Linda Varrell, owns Broadreach Public Relations in Portland and makes her living by telling other people’s stories, but she has an interesting success story of her own.

Founded in 2006, Broadreach has grown from a one-woman operation to a firm with 12 full-time positions that recently expanded into an adjacent office space. Varrell said the firm’s revenue has increased by 20 percent over the past year.

Before starting her own company, Varrell worked in the banking industry for 25 years, where she mastered both corporate communications and project management. She ultimately decided to put those skills to work for herself and a growing list of clients that include large-scale service organizations, state associations and others.

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